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Magnetic Marble Prints

15 Minutes: 2 and up: STEM
Magnetic Marbles

Magnetic Marble Prints

An Activity for Preschoolers:

Use the power of magnets to create unique artworks!

Before You Begin:

Gather the following materials: a magnetic marble, a magnetic wand, a thin tray, art paper and paint.

You will need a tray that is thin enough so that the magnet on one side of the tray will attract the marble on the other side. Place the tray on top of a couple of blocks so that there is space to work below the tray. You may want to tape the tray and blocks in place.

Activity Goals:

To discover the pushing and pulling powers of magnets while creating artwork.

Furthermore:

Experiment with different colors of paint to create exciting and wild color combinations!


Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Place a piece of art paper on the tray.

STEP 2

Have a child apply a few drops of paint and then place a marble onto the paper with the paint.

STEP 3

Have the child manipulate the marble around the paper by using the magnetic wand underneath the tray. Doing so will create unique designs on the paper.

STEP 4

Remove the magnetic marble and allow the artwork to dry.

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